Developing as Social/Emotional Beings

by Head of Lower School Jenn Elkin At Pike, our job as faculty and staff remains fairly consistent day-to-day: to educate our students in...

Collaborating With a Visiting Artist

by Lower and Middle School Art teacher Emily Sandagata During the first two weeks in January, our Middle School students were thrilled to engage...

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

by Lower and Middle School Literacy Coach Sharon Libront I have heard it said that some of the best learning happens when a person...

How do you pick a school?

by Muddy Waters In his article entitled How to Pick a Pre-school in Less than an Hour,  the author, David L. Kirp (a professor at the University...

The Blessing of a Snow Day

by Head of Upper School Colleen Welsh When I was in elementary school, I lived in a small town in a house located near...

Murder, They Wrote

by Middle School teacher Ed Santella “Science, by its own definition, doesn’t give us meaning. It just provides us with facts…” —David Steindl-Rast One...

Pike’s All School Buddy Initiative

by Middle School teacher Mary Spaulding It was 2:30 pm and the cafeteria buzzed with excitement and positive energy as small groups of three...

From Awareness to Action: Environmental Literacy at Pike

by Upper School teacher Tina Morris It is lunchtime on Day One, and the hallways of Farnsworth are teeming with creativity, spirit, and the...

The Power of Story Telling

by Librarian and Sixth Grade Teacher Linda Spence A glass slipper, the big bad wolf, magic beans. These are familiar elements from childhood stories for...

Raising Children in a Digital Age

by Director of Technology Aaron Hovel and Head of Upper School Colleen Welsh Parenting around digital media is hard.  How much device time is right?...